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Ice Cream Month & Coloring Contest (all of July)

July 28
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Daily until July 31, 2016

July is National Ice Cream Month, and Downtown Santa Cruz is the most delicious place to celebrate. Visit our participating ice cream spots, pick up a coloring sheet and let your imagination run (deliciously) wild. Return your completed coloring sheet to the Info Kiosk in front of New Leaf Community Markets by July 31 and enter to win Free Ice Cream for a Year! Between July 1-31, visit one of our five Downtown Santa Cruz ice cream specialists - Cold…

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Ice Cream Social at Food Lounge

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ice Cream Social! Come celebrate National Ice Cream Month! Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Desserts, Ice Cream Floats (non-alcoholic and adult drinks!) 5-9pm open to all, young and old, especially if you're SCREAMING for ice

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Julie Barton, Dog Medicine, at Bookshop Santa Cruz

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Julie Barton will join us to discuss her new book, Dog Medicine, which captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds. Bookshop will be partnering with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter for this event, who will be bringing special four-legged guests! “Anyone who has ever opened their heart and asked an animal to teach them how to live—and…

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Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

July 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go to StandUpSantaCruz.com

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Find Waldo in Downtown Santa Cruz!

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Daily until July 31, 2016

Beginning Friday, July 1st (and during the entire month of July), the famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community. Sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, Waldo figures will be well-hidden in local business establishments including Bookshop Santa Cruz, Artisans Gallery, Atlantis Fantasyworld, A Brighter World, Botanic Luxe, Buttercup Cakes, Comicopolis, Eco Goods, Flip Flop Shop, Kaiwa Art and Play Space, Level Up, Mythic Games,…

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Downtown Sidewalk Sales

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Daily until July 31, 2016

Sidewalk Sales are held the last weekend of the month from March through November, including Memorial and Labor Day Weekends. Shoppers - take advantage of great deals in a relaxing shopping environment!   Plan for these upcoming 2016 Sidewalk Sales weekends! Friday through Sunday unless otherwise noted.   March 25 – 27 April 29 – May 1 May 27 – 30 (Memorial Day Weekend) June 24 – 26 July 29 – 31 August 26 – 28 September 2 - 5…

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Elima at Pono Hawaiian Grill

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We haven’t seen these folks since late May (tho it seems like longer) – since they appeared at my engagement party.  Did that really happen?  Seems like a dream!!! Anyway, we have only a couple of weeks to wait until they’re back again.  And back with some more surprises, no doubt – new songs, new hair styles, and new things for Vince to beat with his hands or a stick. If you haven’t heard them before, you’re in for a…

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Archery Tag, presented by Archery Santa Cruz, at the Louden Nelson Center Park

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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IMPORTANT: All players are required to sign a waiver to participate.  Anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or legal guardian to sign for them.  Waivers will be available to sign at the event. MINIMUM AGE TO PLAY IS 10 YEARS OLD, sorry no exceptions. Currently we are not taking reservations. Sign ups will be first come first served on the day of.  We suggest you arrive early to sign up. Archery Tag Rules What is Archery Tag?…

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Lesbian Happy Hour at MOTIV

July 30 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Lesbian Happy Hour at MOTIV, Saturdays, 3:30 -6:30 pm

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Donors Concert, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

July 30 @ 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm

In recognition of the important commitment made by our donors of $250 or more, and all those who have made the Three Steps to the Future pledge, we are thrilled to reprise our very special Donors Concert this season. The event begins at 4:45pm in the lobby of the Civic Auditorium with a welcome reception and  at 5:15 moves into the hall for a chamber concert of contemporary solo works featuring musicians of the Festival Orchestra. This intimate gathering allows…

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Comedy Night – Girls Gone Funny, at the Food Lounge

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COMEDY at the Food Lounge... Miss Rosalee Presents: GIRLS GONE FUNNY! A night of comedy, magical music, impish improv and hilarious shenanigans! Starring Santa Cruz's own First Lady of Cougar Comedy, MISS ROSALEE WOLLMAN! and her Merry Band of Pranksters. Doors 6:30/ Show start 7:30 $12 entrance fee - buy your ticket NOW to be sure to get in on the laughs! Food Lounge has a full bar including all local beer, wine and cider selection, artisan spirits as well…

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Kids Bike Safety & Maintenance Class at Spokesman Bicycles (Kids Week event)

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free Bike Safety and Maintenance Class for kids, Sunday, July 31st, 10am-Noon at Spokesman Bicycles.   For more Kids Week Downtown events and specials click HERE

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Harry Potter Festival behind Bookshop Santa Cruz (Kids Week event!)

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Downtown Association for a full-street Harry Potter Festival. Front Street, behind Bookshop Santa Cruz, will be closed to the general public during the party. Only ticket holders will be admitted. Play Quidditch on our outdoor Quidditch pitch. Join West Performing Arts with interactive Harry Potter activities and performances. Purchase Harry Potter memorabilia including puzzles, trivia games, stuffed owls, ties and more. Learn about the care of creatures such as snakes, frogs and spiders with…

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National Theatre Live: The Audience, at the Del Mar Theatre

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this West End production of The Audience, recorded in 2013. For sixty years, Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers, privately, in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace—a meeting like no other in British public life. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence—and imagines a series of…

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All Vegan Comedy Showcase with Myq Kaplan, Matt Gubser, Virginia Jones, DNA and special guests, at the Kuumbwa Jazz

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Headliner Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and all the other places he’s been. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed…


Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Catalyst

July 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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The Catalyst host a live open mic upstairs on the first and last Sundays of the month. The show runs from 9pm-1am

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Free Hour of Flip Camp/Open Gym for Kids at Ohana Gymnastics (Kids Week event)

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Daily until August 5, 2016

Have your kids try an hour of Flip Camp or Open Gym at Ohana Gymnastics on Front Street during Kids Week Downtown. Monday through Friday, August 1st - 5th between noon and 3pm, stop by and visit the amazing people at Ohana! For more Kids Week Downtown events and specials click HERE

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